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Curried Rice Salad

An old school rice salad made with just 5 ingredients.
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curried rice salad

This Curried Rice Salad is easy to put together and takes just a matter of minutes to prepare.

With just 5 ingredients, it’s a delicious salad and budget-friendly salad to serve at a summer party or BBQ.

curried rice salad in bowl

Salad days: the recipe for Curried Rice Salad

My mum made this salad often during the 1980’s.

It was a regular at our summer BBQs and I loved the combination of sweet sultanas and salted peanuts – even as a child.

Mum still occasionally gets out this recipe today.

And with good reason. That simple flavour combo is just as good today.

And this Curried Rice Salad with sultanas and peanuts is so easy to make.

Salad days are happy days!

Curried Rice Salad ingredients

To make this salad you’ll need:

  • 2 cups cooked rice (cooled and made from about 2/3 cup uncooked rice)
  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 1/3 cup roasted and salted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons Keen’s curry powder (or a similar curry powder)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or canola oil or your preferred oil).
curried rice salad ingredients.

What type of rice do I need?

I recommend long grain white rice for this recipe.

However, you could also use basmati, brown rice or whatever rice you have in the cupboard.

How to make Curried Rice Salad: mix and go

To make this salad, you just mix all of the ingredients together and you’re good to go.

Yes, it’s that easy.


Serve this salad cold.

curried rice salad with peanuts and sultanas

Recipe FAQs

Q. How do I store this rice salad?

Store it, covered or in an airtight container, in the fridge.

Q. How long will it keep?

It should last 2-3 days if stored properly in the fridge. There are risks in eating cold rice, so please make sure you follow health recommendations for cooking and storing rice and make your own decision.

Q. Do you have any other summer salad recipes?

I sure do. Check out my Beetroot Salad, Curried Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Cucumber and Mint Salad and Ambrosia Salad.

curried rice salad

Curried Rice Salad

An old school rice salad made with just 5 ingredients.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: curried rice salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 183kcal


  • 2 cups cooked rice (from about 2/3 cup uncooked rice)
  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 1/3 cup roasted and salted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons Keen's curry powder (or a similar curry powder)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or canola oil or your preferred oil)


  • Allow cooked rice to cool.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve.
  • Store in the fridge.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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